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Series 2 | A Finding Aid to the Ralph Fabri papers, circa 1870s-1975, bulk 1918-1975

Ralph Fabri papers, circa 1870s-1975, bulk 1918-1975

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Series 2: Correspondence, 1904-1975, undated
(Boxes 1-12; 11.0 linear ft.)

This large series of mainly correspondence with relatives and friends --is in Hungarian. Among the earliest pieces of correspondence are small watercolors by Fabri that he used as postcards to send messages to family members. A number of later letters are illustrated with drawings by Fabri and other artists.
Professional correspondence concerns teaching, writing and publishing, commercial work, exhibitions and sales. Extensive correspondence - often daily missives - records romantic liaisons with Mabel Farrar, Mina Kocherthaler, Elly von Marczell, and Mavis Elizabeth Peat, as well as the travels and careers of Hungarian opera singer Maria Samson and composer and impresario Laszlo Schawrtz . In addition, there are large numbers of Christmas cards, many with original artwork, from former students and artist friends.
Additional correspondence is included with Subject Files (Series 3) and also among the loose items removed from, but retained with, Fabri's diaries (Series 4: Writings).
DescriptionContainer
Correspondence, 1904-June 1923
1
11-28
Correspondence, July 1923-Feb. 1928
2
1-20
Correspondence, March 1928-July 1930
3
1-19
Correspondence, Aug. 1930-Oct. 1934
4
1-20
Correspondence, Nov. 1934-June 1938
5
1-18
Correspondence, July 1938-1943
6
1-19
Correspondence, 1944-1949
7
1-20
Correspondence, 1950-1956
8
1-19
Correspondence, 1957-1965
9
1-20
Correspondence, 1966-1973
10
1-20
Correspondence, 1974-1975
11
1-4
Correspondence, 1910s-1970s, undated
11
5-14
Correspondence, undated (Jan.-Dec.)
11
15-22
Correspondence, undated (Dec.)
12
1-3
Correspondence, undated
12
4-5

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